Report: Crawford signs $142M deal with Red Sox

Outfielder Carl Crawford has reportedly signed a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red...

Outfielder Carl Crawford has reportedly signed a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox. (DAVE KAUP/Reuters)

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The Boston Red Sox have reportedly signed outfielder Carl Crawford.

The Boston Globe reported late Wednesday that the deal is for seven years and $142 million - the second-richest deal given to an outfielder in MLB history.

A four-time All-Star, Crawford had spent his entire nine-year career with the Tampa Bay Rays and is arguably the best player in franchise history.

He had another terrific season in 2010, hitting .307 and setting career-highs with 19 home runs, 90 RBI and 110 runs scored. His eight four-hit games were a major league-high.

Crawford, who also won a Gold Glove for the first time in his career, stole 47 bases last season and has led the American League four times in that category. His 13 triples this past season also led the league.

A second-round pick by the Rays in 1999, Crawford is a lifetime .296 hitter with 104 home runs, 592 RBI, 765 runs scored with 105 triples and 409 stolen bases in 1,235 games.

Crawford's signing caps a productive Winter Meetings for the Red Sox, who also acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego on Monday to kick off the festivities.


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